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at the ceremony taking place right now in city hall. stevens death and the investigation into what happened is expected to come up in tonight's presidential debate. for now friends, family and strangers are gathered here at city hall to celebrate his life and his achievements. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today's service began with a tribute video to ambassador stevens. the video features chris stevens introducing himself as the ambassador to libya. it mentioned his accomplishments in the middle east. chris also expresses his accomplishments in libya. >>> there are a lot of things you can say about chris stevens one of them is he always seemed to be smiling. rita williams got to know his parents and today they shared stories about their son. including why his family called him ambassador years before he became a real ambassador. >> reporter: as chris stevens parents told me a few weeks ago they wanted to be sure that today this is a celebration of their son's life not how he died. >> that's chris as a brand new baby. >> reporter: his proud mothe
about peace and communications. >> the 52-year-old stevens and three other americans were killed on the anniversary of september 11th during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. his family says stevens was there helping to launch a cultural exchange center, one giving remarks today is the libyan ambassador to the united states. the man the state department has chosen to investigate the assault, retired diplomat thomas pickering, will address the crowd as well. california senator dianne feinstein and congress woman barbara lee will honor the memory of the fallen ambassador. >> i know his commitment in being ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a high calling for him. i just wanted and asked for permission to host it with the family. they wanted it here. >> the mayor will give the welcome followed his his brother and two sisters who will talk about the sibling they knew growing up. >> carolyn, thank you. we'll be streaming the service at abc 7 news.com. there is a link to a site his family established where you can learn more and leave your message
stevens who was killed last month in libya. john alston shows the outpouring of praise. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by ambassador stevens himself. >> i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started. building a solid prime minister between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people people libyan beam. >> reporter: the service attracted political dignataries and stevens' immediate family. his brother talked about the last time they said good-bye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say good-bye i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom so my big brother, my best friend, i'll see you next time. >> reporter: september 11th, stevens was killed in libya, three other americans also died among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qadhafi. >> we are again sorry we could not protect this professional diplomat who came to help news a critical time. >> reporter: the family has established a fund to promote improved relatio
stevens. >> it took the president 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it. >> can you say it a little louder? >> reporter: the finger pointing continued over the economy. >> governor romney doesn't have a five point plan. he has a one-point plan. that is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i look at what's happened in the last four years and say this has been a disappointment. we can do better than this. we don't have to settle for how many months, 43 months with unemployment over 8%. >> reporter: both traded barbs. >> i want to get america's economy going again. 54% of america's workers work in businesses that are taxed as individuals. >> reporter: we -- >> we haven't heard from the governor any specifics -- >> reporter: the president was often ready with a counter punch. >> i'll crack down on china. >> you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> reporter: both seemed to do enough for many of their supporters to claim victory. >> thank you. from eric we turn to jana katsuyama. >> reporter: this was not a part
ambassador chris stevens. >> it took the president 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it. >> can you say it a little louder? >> reporter: the finger pointing continued over the economy. >> governor romney doesn't have a five point plan. he has a one-point plan. that is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i look at what's happened in the last four years and say this has been a disappointment. we can do better than this. we don't have to settle for how many months, 43 months with unemployment over 8%. >> reporter: both traded barbs. >> i want to get america's economy going again. 54% of america's workers work in businesses that are taxed as individuals. >> reporter: we -- >> we haven't heard from the governor any specifics -- >> reporter: the president was often ready with a counter punch. >> i'll crack down on china. >> you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> reporter: both seemed to do enough for many of their supporters to claim victory. >> thank you. from eric we turn to jana katsuyama. >> reporter: thi
in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. clinton is taking the fall for the attack saying she, not the white spe sible for the embassy consulate security abroad. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> during last week's vice presidential debate joe biden said the white house was in the aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans along with stevens were also kid. meanwhile stevens will be remembered today at a public memorial right here in san francisco. stevens grew up in the bay area, graduated from cal. senator dianne feinstein as well as libya's ambassador to the united states will attend the service that starts vingire through a restaurant supply store in san carlos overnight. it broke out just after midnight. firefighters battled flames for two hours on washington street. crews did manage to stop from the spreading to nearby buildings. no one was hurt. >>> in s
bay area relatives of ambassador chris stevens announced a special memorial service for the u.s. diplomat killed in libya last month. the ceremony will take place at san francisco's city hall october 16th. steven's family has invited a list of dignitaries, including george schultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens grew up in the bay area attending piedmont high. after, he went on to uc berkeley and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is being invited to the service but you should know the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was just 52 years old. >>> it was one thing when burglars took their jewelry. when they took the family puppy, a san jose city councilman stepped in. burglars first broke into melissa's home last summer. on monday her south san jose home was burglarized again. this time, though, the bad guys took her 10-year-old daughter's brand new puppy. the little yorkie mix. tonight the little girl has a message for those dog knappers. >> if you bring it back, that would mean the world to me. and i would be willing to give anyt
in will he be why. 4 americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens on september 11. today clinton said communication was confusing that night. last month. ultimately the security decisions were hers to make. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world. 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>reporter: the group responsible for the attack may connected to al qaeda. today the white house launched drones in north after can to track them down. >> well, secretary clinton will not be among those attend ago public memorial forum ambassador stevens tomorrow in san francisco. his memorial will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice your vote p
is on assignment. >>> and i'm kristen sze. preparations underway for the memorial for ambassador chris stevens he was killed in libya. this morning hillary clinton takes on critics of the white house. >> reporter: the ambassador's family members said they don't want his death to be politicized, obviously it is. many of his family members will be here his brother and two sisters will speak. crews are laying white carpet inside the rotunda of city hall. elaborate set-up. here the city holding a memorial for chris stevens, a diplomat from piedmont who attended uc berkeley. some 700, including state department colleagues, friends and family are expected. mayor lee will address the crowd. >> it is very appropriate we celebrate his life what he tried to do as an ambassador and -- in one of the hardest regions today. >> reporter: the attack that killed stevens and three other americans has become a political hot button issue finger pointing has intensified since the state department acknowledged the attack was a coordinated assault. hillary clinton is saying the buck tops with her. >> i take responsibil
in alameda, allie rasmous, account news. >>> a rally for scheduled at city hall this afternoon for stevens. he was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens glue up in the bay area, graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in the city hall rotunda but the setup is already underway. this is from this morning. team coverage is today on account channel 2 news at 5:00. we'll also stream it live on ktvu.com. again the public is invited. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for reportedly denying requests for increased security at the consulate prior to the attack. secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the conse. >>> san francisco giants heading to the midwest now. bound for st. louis where they will play game three of the national league championship series tomorrow. new at noon, kristen is live at sfo where the g
stevens was born. thank you. >> we're streaming the service on our web site abc 7 news.com. there, you can find a link to learn more about ambassador stevens and leave your messages of support. >> a top aide says the president feels he is the man responsible for the attack that ki steven asks three other americans. this just a day after secretary of state hillary clinton says she's to blame. secretary clinton deflected criticism away from mr. obama and vice president biden for how they handled the situation. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world and and certainly won't be knowledgeable about decisions made by security professionals it was helpful for hillary clinton to say that but it's not going to make this go away. >> republican mitt romney criticized the obama administration's response to the attacks. >> president obama and mitt romney getting set to begin second debate in less than an hour this, is a look inside of the complex at hofstra university where the debate will take place. this is a town hall style debate. >> it
daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself, but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. and it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> reporter: pressure from where? >> higher headquarters at state department. >> reporter: over six months leading up to the attack on ambassador stevens, woods says the security situation in libya deteriorated. there were 13 threats or attacks in tripoli and benghazi. wood says ambassador stevens and his staff made the case for tightened security in e-mails and diplomatic cables, but one by one, lost three state department security teams, their only airplane and eventually woods' squad, too. did ambassador stevens or the regional security officer fight losing another team? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like there was a disconnect between what you saw on the
. >>> hundreds gathered under the city hall rotunda in san francisco to remember ambassador chris stevens. stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats, but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> friends said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during his service, his younger sister ann said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and uc- berkeley. >>> 5:07. overnight sections of america's cup catamaran were towed back to shore. the 72-foot boat flipped over drifted out through the golden gate and broke into pieces. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at pier 80 headquarters of team oracle with more. cate. >> reporter: frank, oracle team usa says this is a big setback for them and it appears that their b
at 6:00. >>> chris stevens will be remembered today at a public memorial here in san francisco the top envoy to libya killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he grew up in the bay area. senator dianne feinstein as well as the ambassador in the united states will attend the service. >>> hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the blame she say the security for diplomats abroad is her job. joe biden said the white house was not aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans were also killed. >>> a small town rocked by a dance studio scandal. >>> and how a tour guide nearly lost a limb teasing the reptile. >>> and a hotel worker fired after a celebrity encounter, the comment about jennifer anist o on that cost him his job. ,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. [monotone] she says, "switch t
license plates. >>> new developments show the threat that chris stevens faced in benghazi. militias keeping order in the city threatened to quit over a political feud, accord fog a cable sent -- according to a cable stent on september 11th. >>> the bay area will pay tribute to chris stevens next week. next tuesday, more than 700 people are expected to attend a public memorial at san francisco's city hall. and then two days later, the california symphony will day tribute to a concert in walnut creek. >>> president obama will be back in san francisco later today to raise money for his re- election campaign. the president will begin the day in the central valley to dead -- for a -- for a deadcation. a dinner hosted by alice waters and then a concert with john legend follows. republican presidential momny, mitt romney is expected to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia institute. coming up at 7:15, the changes that he says he would make and the results of the latest gallup pole in gal -- gallup poll. allie rasmus is live -- >>> alley rasmus live at a pumpkin weighoff. o
libya that killed chris stevens and three other americans. lawmakers want to investigate allegations that ambassador stevens requested additional security but his requests were denied. they also want to know how five security agents at the benghazi compound at the attack became separated from ambassador stevens. >>> more proof the denver debate may have turned the presidential race around for mitt romney. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with a few more polls and the candidate's reaction. >> reporter: a new poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies
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francisco in two weeks. ambassador chris stevens died in an attack in benghazi last month. he warned a colleague in august not to travel to libya because of safety concerns. stevens had a home in the bay area. the memorial will be held october 16th in the rotunda at san francisco's city hall. it will be open to the public and set to start at 4:30 p.m.. >>> california highway patrol says, auto -- auto thefts have gone down in the state for the sixth year in a row, dropped 1.3% during the past year and they say due to enforcement, education and using high-tech advancements that can help deter or catch auto thieves we also have increased technology, license plate reader technology, lojack technology and our bait vehicle technology where we place cars in places where we want them to be stolen. >> interesting the chp says of the more than 156,000 sleeks reported stolen last year, nearly 85% were recovered. still the economic cost to californians last year about a billion dollars. >>> yesterday, whow! really hot then -- whoa! really hot then sea breezes and the whole picture change. >> alr
chris stevens announcing a very special memorial service, a tribute in his honor. that service will be held at san francisco city hall october 16th. the public is invited to this service but do keep in mind the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was killed in libya just last month. he was 52 years old. >>> the driver of a big rig that crashed into an amtrak train causing it to derail is talking this morning. he told police he doesn't know why he drove his big rig through a flashing crossing gate and then hit the train. the crash happened monday just south of fresno. the train was traveling from oakland to bakersfield. the chp says he was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. 39 people on that train were hurt. >>> gay rights activists in san francisco right now planning to demonstrate outside today at the installation of archbishop salvato salvatore cordileone. protesters say he played a major role backing prop 8. he was arrested in san diego at a dui checkpoint back in august. today's ceremony will take place at st. mary's
that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens. two suspected were detained. they tried to enter turkey with fake passports. so far the authorities have not confirmed the report. stevens was one of four americans who died this september 11th in an attack. >> it happened somewhere in south contra costa county where freeway overpasses offer ideal homes for colonies of mexican bats. >> once system is develop it is universally fatal. >> aeufr bite, the phase is about 2-6-months incubation -- after the bite, the phase is about 2-6-months incubation. >> the gentleman who died of rabies stuck his hand in the plastic bag and presumably bitten. >> the cdc says he flew home june 14th, four days later san francisco to ban kobg for two weeks vacation and had contact with two people in thailand. showing symptoms, went to dubai and then he died. saliva and tears could sprez it to others. >> there were 59 people identified and 23 of them received post exposure drugs. >> reporter: the man's family got shots. they urge people to avoid all contact with wild animals acting unusually and all bats. under scoring tr
.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. stevens was a bay area native, went to university of california at berkeley. hillary clinton pushing back against criticism of the obama administration. she says security abroad is her job, not that of the white house. >> i take responsibility. i am in charge of the state department. 60,000 people all over the word. 275 posts. the president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions made by security professionals. >> that attack was september 11, hillary clinton says an investigation is underway to determine more about what happened. the obama administration has been criticized since vice president joe biden said the white house did not know about requests to enhance security. that contradicted testimony by state department employees. >>> it was a nice afternoon today with temperatures running in the 70s and 80s. 83 conquered. along the coast line, temperatures mild. 66 half moon bay. 74 san francisco. downtown the peninsula, 81 in redwood city. as we look outside on radar, picture tonight, a storm pass
chris stevens and three other americans. we'll hear from her in just a few moments. this has been a big political football on capitol hill. >> absolutely. >> and go game-on, people. we're inside for the audition of the male model for one of everybody's favorite game shows. "the price is right." for this guy, get ready to meet rob, everybody. >>> let's get right to the big debate. >> thank you, lara. >> i cannot wait to meet rob. just 21 days to go. the pressure this on time on president obama. it's "your voice your vote." jake tapper is at hofstra where the candidates will square off tonight. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, president obama for the first time referred to the race as tied, although according to some polls, mitt romney has a slight lead. it makes the second debate far more important than president obama probably could have ever anticipated. president obama is right now hunkered down at this luxurious virginia golf resort, taking only an occasional though much needed break from his debate prep with a stroll around the rolling greens. this is how
today in san francisco. thousands are expected to pay tribute to ambassador chris stevens at a service at the city hall rotunda today. stevens was one of four americans who died during an attack of the u.s. consulate on september 11th. when asked about the attack, secretary of state hillary clinton says she accepts responsibility for the safety of diplomats. >> that's what i was very much working on day and night to try to make sure that we intervened with governments and we did everything we could to keep our people safe, which is my primary responsibility. >> today's memorial begins at 4:30. the public is encouraged to attend. >>> turning now to decision 2012 and the race for the white house. we have a look at hofstra university in new york where the stage is all set for the second of the three debates. round one went to mitt romney. this time around, president obama says they are not going down without a fight. this is a town-hall format with questions coming from the audience. the candidates will push their own agendas. aides say they will bring up romney's tax ad and the 47% comme
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. >>> mountain view police are warning people who walk or bike the stevens creek trail to be on alert. that is after a man was almost robbed. janine de la vega joins us now with newly released sketches of the suspect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, pam. the attack happened here near highway 85 and evelyn avenue on the stevens creek trail. this is a widely used trail and it's considered safe. police tell us for this to happen it's very unusual for the area. now this morning police are looking for a latino man that looks like this sketch. he's described in his mid 20s, 5'10" tall with a medium build and wearing dark clothing at the time. last tuesday a man was walking home on the stevens creek trail with his backpack in his hand when a suspect approached him from the back and tried to grab the back -- bag. there was a struck struggle and both men fell fell to the ground. the victim was able to get away and call 911. they are warning walkers to be aware of their surroundings. if you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call mountain view police. reporting
stevens announced a special memorial service for the u.s. ambassador killed in libya last month. it will take place at san francisco's city hall on october 16th. the family has invited a list of dignitaries, including former secretary of state george shultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens went to piedmont high school and on to uc berkeley for college and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is also invited to the service. but the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was 52 years old. >>> the san francisco bay is once again filled with the best sailors in the world as the america's cup series is back. that's where we find nbc bay area's laurence scott who is once again an honorary skipper. >> we are on the bay with team korea, victorious today in the america's cup series match racing qualifiers. the youngest skipper by far in the world series competitions here on the bay this weekend. tell me something. what a thrill, not just competing in your first race, but winning your first race. how did it go? >> it's pretty awesome. we managed to
. 4 americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens on september 11. today clinton said communication was nth. ultimately the security decisions were hers to make. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all ovethe world. 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>reporter: the group responsible for the attack may connected to al qaeda. today the white house launched drones in north after can to track them down. >> well, secretary clinton will not be among those attend ago public memorial forum ambassador stevens tomorrow in san francisco. his memorial will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice your vote president says to expect a stronger fight
.s. consulate in will he be why. 4 americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens on september 11. today clinton said communication was confusing that night. last month. ultimately the security decisions were hers to make. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world. 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>reporter: the group responsible for the attack may connected to al qaeda. today the white house launched drones in north after can to track them down. >> well, secretary clinton will not be among those attend ago public memorial forum ambassador stevens tomorrow in san francisco. his memorial will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice
passionate was the attack that killed christopher stevens and three others last month in libya. >> there were four americans killed there and we apparently did not know what happened. president, the day after that happened flies to las vegas for a political fund-raiser and into colorado. i think these actions taken by a president and leader of symbolic significance >> the suggestion that anybody in my team the secretary of state, our united nations ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we lost four of our own is offensive. that is not what we do. that is not what i do as president that is not what i do as commander in chief. how >> you see both candidates are getting a bit demonstrative even approaching each other. they each wanted to make their point this was cutting oil. the final question from the undecided voter was how you might feel misrepresented by the american people and by your opponent. >> i think the presidential campaign is characterizing me as somebody who's different than who i am a. i care of what one of the% of the american people. i want them to
the life of ambassador chris stevens. he was killed last month in an attack on the libya embassy in benghazi. among the mourners were dianne feinstein and ed lee. his sister eulogized him. >> i saw the middle east through chris' wide eyes. >> friends say he was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyans. during the service the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed regret his government couldn't protect the american envoy. stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and berkeley. >> no tears, just a lot of laughter. his two sisters are both doctors. his brother is an attorney. they all spoke and so did george schultz the former secretary of state. he is 92, no notes, amazing. >> and stevens accomplished so much. it was a nice tribute. >>> let's check the weather. is it going to get warmer? >> this is going to be some kind of day around the bay area. not only in the valleys but all the way to the coast. we are heating up. skies mostly clear outside right now. looking out over the bay toward the ferry building, yup, we indeed are looking at nice wea
the state leaders to honor him today. >>> hundreds turned out to honor kief -- chris stevens' life. >>> they will deliver billions of dollars to california schools. proposition 38 is funded almost entirely by molly hunger. it raises taxes for four years and it will be for those who earn more than ever $0,000. prop 38 will raise $10 billion a year. >> 38, those two things that are very important, it raises 8 times more money for schools than 30 and all that new money for schools goes directly for cool on a bases. they say it will we ate budget hole making it worse before it gets better. and you will find all the latest election headlines, go for the news drop down menu. >> right now i want to look at the commute, sal? >>> all right, pam, dave, we are doing well starting off and northbound 101, as you approach the 880 split and there is no trouble coming in, there is just a little bit of a back up. usually the metering lights are on. this is a look at the san jose area and i am happy to tell you, we are off to a decent start. >>> there are some thunderstorms in the area, the cloud co
stevens and three others. how well did you know ambassador stevens? >> very well. i got to know him very well. we lived and worked on the a residence compound, ate breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner with him, when he wasn't at diplomatic functions. >> reporter: woods says ambassador stevens, based in tripoli, benghazi, one of the first to declare its free from gadhafi's rule. it was still a dangerous place. >> there was an al qaeda demonstration in benghazi in june. a parade down the street. they raised their flag on one of the county buildings there. >> isn't that sort of a red flag for the security situation, that you have al qaeda supporters rallying in the the streets of benghazi in june of 2012? >> yes. that was another indicator to watch, to be aware of, and to try to compensate for it. >> reporter: woods says ambassador stevens and his staff repeatedly asked state department headquarters for more security but instead got less. and when stevens visited benghazi on september 11th, woods' group and three elite state department security teams had all been sent home. >> reporter: so
memorial for chris stevens is scheduled at san francisco's city hall this afternoon. 52-year-old stevens was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on u.s. consulate. he grew up in the bay area, and graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled at 4:30 in the city hall row ton doe. >>> secretary of state, hilly clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for denying requests for this prior to the attack. >> i take responsibility, i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000. the vice president and vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security officials. >> secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the consulate. >>> the "new york times" reports that the pentagon and the state department want to help the libyan government create a commando force to comback extremists. last month congress approved shifting about $8 million from for aid to -- $8 million for aid for t
a murdered ambassador. chris stevens sounded the alarms before he and three other americans were killed in the deadly consulate attack in benghazi. republican leaders in the house have released dozens of documents in the investigation. 166 pages, e-mails and cables between the state department and people in the field. those house leaders say it shows that the obama administration ignored security problems. but obama administration officials say the documents don't tell the whole story. so let's bring in our intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly, who has been going through all of this. what new details are you finding in the cables and the e-mails? >> reporter: the cables certainly give us more detail into the thinking of ambassador stevens in the months, weeks and even hours before his death. for example, we know that just hours before the attack that killed him and three other americans, he expressed concern over the rising security threats in benghazi and in nearby town where is the ambassador believed that islamic extremists were gaining a strong foothold. he was also worried that
the benghazi attack, an attack that claimed the life of christopher stevens and three others. how well did you know ambassador stevens? >> eventually wevery well. we lived and worked on a residence compound, ate breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner with him when he wasn't at diplomatic functions. >> reporter: wood says ambassador stevens was eager to connect with libyans 600 miles away in benghazi, one of the first cities to declare itself free from gadhafi's rule, but it was still a dangerous place. >> i do know there was an al qaeda demonstration in benghazi in june. they had a parade down the street. they raised their flag on one of the county buildings there. >> reporter: isn't that sort of a red flag for the security situation, that you have al qaeda supporters rallying in the streets of benghazi in june of 2012? >> yes, that was another indicator to watch, to be aware of, and to try and compensate for as well. >> reporter: wood says ambassador stevens and his staff repeatedly asked for more security, but instead got less. when stevens visited benghazi on september 11, wood's group and
will hold a hearing looking into diplomatic security in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the new information about the attack being released by the state department ahead of hearing this morning. >>> the man behind the antiislamic film innocence of muslims which sparked violence in many parts of the world is scheduled to appear in a los angeles courtroom today he was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud. prosecutors say they want his probation revoked. he lied to probation officers and used aliases. >>> new this morning from stockholm to stanford a bay area professor just won the nobel prize. matt keller is live at his home. >> reporter: he is inside his home now with his wife and they are both awake after finally getting that phone call from the nobel committee. they are doing interviews now. we are next in line to talk to him. before we do that here's the announcement from the nobel committee from just a few hours ago. >> and professor brian k.kobilka at stanford university school of medicine stanford, california usa and the academy citation rounds for studi
. ambassador christopher stevens and 3 other americans died in the attack. secretary clinton said during an interview with cnn that the buck stops with her when it comes to taking the blaim attack has become a lightning rod in the presidential campaign. secretary clinton however says president obama and vice president joe biden are not involved in security decisions of this nature. >> public memorial forum ambassador stevens held tomorrow in the rotunda at san francisco city hawchlt take place at 4:30. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the yous are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. that's why the memorial held here. those ties to our area. >> the state public utility commission has named a man as republic you twaition peace make tore celts talk over the san bruno pipeline explosion. former senator mitchell of maine who won the nobel peace prize for brokering a 1998 peace treaty in northern ireland has been appointed to mediate talk was pg&e. he will oversee talk between the utility and the public utilit
and served for 30 years. >>> u.s. am -- ambassador chris stevens will be honored today. he was killed in an attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi. he grew up here in the bay and senator dianne feinstein and the u.s. ambassador will attend the service at city hall at 4:30 this afternoon. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking the blame for the attack that killed stevens. clinton says the security for diplomats abroad is her job, not the o white house. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> during last week's presidential debate, joe biden said the white house was not aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans along with mr. stevens were also killed. >>> the 14-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head is in england receiving extensive medical treatment. police in baring ham say security is tight at the hospital where malala is recovering. those people were a
outside the consulate. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont. friends, family and political dignataries held a somber memorial at sflt if -- at san francisco city hall among the speakers libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qadhafi. >> we again sorry we cannot protect this diplomat who came to help us in a critical time. >> stevens' family has established a fund to promote improved relations between the u.s. and mideast in honor of the late u.s. dip >> with more americans using e-mail and paying bills online the u.s. oftenal service is in deep financial trouble. for the first time ever the agency hit 15 billion dollar borrowing limit, reached last month it will have to operate the rest of the year on the sale of stamps and other postal supplies. independent government agency, the postal service is not funded by tax dollars. officials are asking for new legislation to help them out. >>> fast moving hurricane has crosshairs on island of bermuda this morning. satellite radar image shows hurricane rafael swirling off the
to decide whether this can take affect. >> i've heard this is a sin. >> steven went through a controversial treatment in an effort to become straight. but the bay area man says no one should go through it because it can be dangerous. >> it causes depression, anxiety. thoughts of suicide, makes you anxious causes you to hate yourself he was excited to hear the governor signing into law some day a ban preventing gay conversion therapies on minors. methods american psychiatrist society:kon cluded are harmful. the governor says there is no basis in sigh skbrens will be relegated to the dust pin of quackery. >> there is science now we didn't have before. that sexual orientation is not something that can be changed. >> but the victory may be short lived and there are groups that already claim it's unconstitutional violating first amendment. >> this is absolutely clamps down on speech by professionals involved and also affects the minors and their parents rights to access types of therapies they may want. >> legal groups also argue conversion therapy does work for people. >> when this benefits peo
about the incident that killed stevens. >>> coming up at 4:42 we will have a live report from bill. >>> chances for another bay bridge are still alive. well sends it here, the oakland a's will live another day. >> they rallied and beat them 4- 3 last night and as tradition, the fun loving aides congratulated the cocoa critp. >> maybe i never loved you. an amounts fans -- a's fans hope to cheer them to victory and way done, there it goes, angle pay again. smacked three home runs to win 8-3. out of the lincoln they truck out six hitters, it trust struck out this morning pacific time. i think people might be feeling sick this morning. >> i can feel it now. i better get home. >>> good morning everybody. let's go out and take a look at the commute. traffic is moving well on 80 westbound and 5 -- 580 is there and should be gone pie 5:00. also westbound -- gone by fiv knife. 43 -- 5:00. 437, let's go to steve. >>> for others it was a warm sunny day and we are looking at it and noticing those clouds look interesting. from the sierra valley, we gave some thunder and lightning, most of it
stevens. [ music ] stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the united states expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> he said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during the service has younger sister anne said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens of course a graduate of cal and grew up in piedmont and a good guy. i went to college with him. >> you were there at the service. >> i was there. i was really touched. his two sisters are doctors, his brother is a very good attorney. they both spoke. and a lot of laughter, george schultz former secretary of state, 92, got up there and just brought it all home. he was amazing. and the ambassador to libya, he was really -- >> chris was quite the character and his family -- >> chris was just a l
the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler could it get? i will let you know. and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >>> 70 years but finally a marine was laid to rest today. miss
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of chris stevens and threes or, they are asking what went wrong with security. >> we have got diplomats and employees around the world who are serving in dangerous places and we need to make sure that america has their back. >> there is word today at u.s. ambassador chris stevens wanted a security team to stay longer than scheduled. a official said that request never made it to the state department. >>> jerry sandusky is certain to say he is innocent as he is sentenced tomorrow, this is according to his defense attorney. he says no one else is expected to speak on behalf of jerry sandusky. he will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. >>> still to come, the hollywood couple calling it quits, plus apple calls it a simple solution, what iphone 5 users should do to fix a problem with the camera. >> the new feature that may discourage you from buying a soda. . >>> youtube video of a brawl between two wedding parties in philadelphia. the fight broke out sunday morning and it may have involved as many as 100 people. according to some reports one man was arrested for assaulting a polic
continues to press the question of adequate security at the libyan consulate where ambassador stevens was killed. >> security professionals are giving the warning that they need more security. that they need to change how we do business diplomatically in the region. and that's not being heard. than it isn't just ambassador stevens who is now dead. it's everybody who works throughout the middle east is at risk. >> there's a lot to be answered and i think you asked the right questions, there are a lot of things that we need to address but this is not the way to do it. we have an fbi hearing going on investigation going on. and hillary clinton secretary clinton has pointed accountability review board to look at this. >> reporter: while the debates are critical, they're just one element of campaigns on the ground and every state across the country. in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> i've never done this before. whoo. >> yes, she was a little nervous. but she did it. how you too can go over the edge in las vegas for a very good cause. >> what a rock star. all right, well, we are cappi
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